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'''Ernest Thompson Seton''' (August 14, 1860 – October 23, 1946) was a United Kingdom|British author, wildlife artist, founder of the Woodcraft Indians, and one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Seton also influenced Robert Baden-Powell|Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting. His notable books related to Scouting include ''The Birch Bark Roll'' and ''Boy Scout Handbook|The Boy Scout Handbook''. He is responsible for the Cultural appropriation|appropriation and incorporation of what he believed to be Native Americans in the United States|American Indian elements into the traditions of the BSA.
Birth placeSouth Shields, England, United Kingdom
Death date{{death date and age|1946|10|23|1860|8|14}}
Death placeSeton Village, New Mexico, United States
Other names| known_for = founder of the Woodcraft Indians and founding pioneer of the Boy Scouts of America
Occupationauthor, wildlife artist
AwardsJohn Burroughs Medal (1927)
Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal (1928)
Silver Buffalo Award